Best Remaining Cornerbacks for the Vikings to Target in Free Agency

Tristan Jung
Former Cincinnati Bengal Darqueze Dennard could be a strong option for the Vikings' secondary.
Former Cincinnati Bengal Darqueze Dennard could be a strong option for the Vikings' secondary. / Mark Brown/Getty Images
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After making the playoffs with a 10-6 record last year, the Minnesota Vikings lost three of their cornerbacks from the 2019-20.

Trae Waynes and Mackensie Alexander both signed with the Cincinnati Bengals and Xavier Rhodes was cut from the roster. That leaves the Vikings with some work to do in the free agent market. Here are three cornerbacks that they can still target this spring.

3. Trumaine Johnson

Trumaine Johnson played for the New York Jets in 2019.
Trumaine Johnson played for the New York Jets in 2019. / Al Pereira/Getty Images

The New York Jets quickly fell out with Trumaine Johnson, who failed to deliver on a five-year, $72 million contract. Johnson has had issues with injuries, missing 15 games with the Jets, but that leaves him as an intriguing buy-low option. The Vikings have limited cap room and don't want to commit long-term to a slot cornerback right now, and Johnson will be looking for a good defense to re-establish himself. Prior to the Jets, Johnson had six productive years in St. Louis and Los Angeles with the Rams. He has 23 career interceptions and has proven he can be a lockdown corner when healthy.

2. Tramon Williams

Tramon Williams spent last year with the Green Bay Packers.
Tramon Williams spent last year with the Green Bay Packers. / Al Pereira/Getty Images

Tramon Williams is 37 years old, but he's performed well as a slot corner in recent years. He played in all 16 games for the Green Bay Packers last year, and his age should set up a convenient one-year deal for the Vikings. As a stopgap option, Williams' veteran experience would be a solid bonus. After years playing for the Vikings' arch-rivals, Williams also has extensive experience in the NFC North. Williams had two interceptions and 39 tackles, despite only starting in seven games last year.

1. Darqueze Dennard

Darqueze Dennard played for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2019.
Darqueze Dennard played for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2019. / Mark Brown/Getty Images

Perhaps, the Vikings can swap cornerbacks with the Bengals. Former Bengal Darqueze Dennard was set to sign a three-year, $13.5 million contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars, but negotiations fell through at the last minute. Although he's had some injury issues, Dennard played well as a slot corner in Cincinnati and has been an above average player at his position thus far in his career. At his asking price, Dennard is within the range of the Vikings' limited cap room. A three-year deal might be a bit too much, but both parties could work out a reasonable agreement.


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